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like no other network can. it is tuesday, october 30th. special coverage of superstorm sandy begins right now. >>> welcome back, everybody. lots to update you on this morning early before the sun comes up, lots of damage to talk about from last night. the walloping that new york's gotten from superstorm sandy. let's talk about the fires that are burning in breezy point queens. two dozen homes are actively on fire. 200 firefighters are on location there. they are trying to battle the fire. the fire started from downed power lines. you're looking at some of the latest pictures coming in to us this morning. downed power liens started this fire. the big problem for the firefighters, a lack of water appreciate your. 50 homes have burned to the ground. two dozen more are in the process of burning. we are following the story for you as the day continues. we'll have more information on that. more to tell you about, including floods and power outages. new york city brought to its knees in a large way. superstorm sandy was an epic weather event, many people are calling it. millions of lives h
correspondents are on the ground across the east covering the impact of superstorm sandy. >>> we begin our coverage in hard-hit new york city. president obama has just declared a state of emergency in new york and new jersey. jim axelrod is at battery park in manhattan, which was inundated with water. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. high tide has come here. at least in this part of battery park, the water is not threatening to come over the wall, which is at least one piece of good news in a city that is facing more than its share of trouble. superstorm sandy made landfall late monday. a wet and windy nightmare. >> we knew that this was going to be a very dangerous storm and the storm has met our expectations. >> reporter: actually, sandy exceeded them. around 9:00 pm the storm produced a record surge at battery park in manhattan, 14.88 feet breaching the sea wall and flooding the area. manhattan's waterfront seemed to disappear as the surge rushed over the wall. >> it's the unknown. it's the storm of the century. >> reporter: roads and cars wer
the lower east side of manhattan. this morning, superstorm sandy, as she is called, has been continuing to rain havoc on the east coast. certainly happened here in new york city. today there are rescues under way. thousands of people in danger, potentially, in three towns in bergen county, new jersey, after a levee break there. right now an enormous fire is burning in the queens section of new york. 50 homes have destroyed. a transformer explosion to tell you about. ripped through the night as people described a powerful explosion, very loud. look at those pictures. update you on what happened at that con ed plant. 260 patients including babies from the nicu evacuated from a major hospital in new york city. historic record-breaking flooding consuming manhattan and parts of the northeast, as well. homes are under water and more than 6 million people are in the dark this morning. transportation is at a standstill. could be days before things get back to normal. cnn is covering the aftermath of the storm, and superstorm sandy's next path, like no other network can. it is tuesday, october 3
back to normal. the devastation from superstorm sandy, is massive. in aftermath of storm 39 people are dead tonight, in manhattan, 18 people. more than 8 million people are without power, here in network america city especially, much of manhattan still without power, we'll cover other parts of the region as well, city's transit system still shut down and could be for days, but the thousand mile wide storm is moving west today across pennsylvania, and ohio. with winds near 50-miles an hour, it will head back to new york tate later tonight, the storm is getting weaker, forecasters warn sandy could bring heavy rain and flooding, sandy brought blizzard conditions to west virginia, and neighboring states like north carolina, with snowfall nearing 3 feet in some places, some worse damage in new jersey, sandy sent tidal rav tied waivee throughout -- wave surge throughout the night, jeff flock is joining us from point pleasant, new jersey, what are you seeing. i'm just glad to see you again. i've been worried watching you cover the storm. >> reporter: it started with you you gerri. look at
millions of people grapple today with the impact of superstorm sandy. the extent of the damage still not known. on this day after. >> the death count is now at 38. with the potential to climb. the storm's punishing winds and rain knocked out power to more than 8 million people in 20 states. in new jersey, water flowing over a levee led to the evacuation of hundreds of people. and new york, the city tt never sleeps is just now waking up after a night and day in the dark. >> new york's mayor referred to the storm as devastating. though the worst has passed now, we're still feeling some of the impact. this wall of clouds, shot by chopper 4 over rockville today. >> veronica johnson is in our weather center with the very latest. >> sandy has weakened but it is not quite done with us yet. we're seeing creeks, streams, rivers, all rise. coming up in a couple moments, we'll talk about the specifics of which ones, where, and how cold it will get tonight. >> in new york, flooding surpassed what forecasters predicted in a worst-case scenario. jay gray is live with a look at the damage thr
is still quite the nightmare. laguardia hit hard by superstorm sandy opened a few hours ago but with limited service. also limited service at some of the other new york airports. this morning a few subway lines are back up and run ining. trains will stay away from lower manhattan where the power is still out. buses, as you might expect, are packed with many people waiting hours in line to get on board. the good news? all public transportation is free today and tomorrow. oh, but then there's the traffic gridlock. treats are packed and mayor michael bloomberg says all cars coming into manhattan must have at least three people inside. one lawmaker is balking at the idea of spending your tax dollars there. steve king is a republican congressman from landlocked iowa, a fiscal conservative who often rails against spending. in fact, he gained prominence for opposing federal aid for victims of hurricane katrina. he says that can teach us lessons now. >> i want to get them resources to lift them out of this water and the sand and the ashes and the death that's over there in the east
on the latest on superstorm sandy. charlie: people are dead across seven states, more than seven million without power. three public transportation and homes are flooded. we will talk to governor of pennsylvania tom corbett about the impact on his state and recovery efforts. ashley: stock market closed for a second day because of the storm. first-time weather has caused that to happen since 1880. the new york stock exchange and nasdaq announcing they will be open tomorrow for regular trading operations. more on that coming up. melissa: one week until election day how will the northeast impact boating? neil cavuto will join us later in the hour. breaking news. hurricane sandy. you want to tell us where we are going? let's go to robert gray who is standing by in new york with more on this. robert: thanks very much. fluid situation out here, but we grab colonel paul owen with the u.s. army corps of engineers. thanks for joining us on fox business. talked to was a little bit about the situation. you are surveying lower manhattan and had a look around more of the city before we grab you here. how is
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>>> good morning, america. this morning -- tracking the superstorm. sandy is massive and on the march up the east coast, about to become a hurricane and winter storm. more than 50 million americans in the cross-hairs. where will this thing hit. our extreme weather team has the latest. >>> bracing for impact, could this storm shut down america's largest city. millions are told they could lose electricity for up to ten days. >>> the political storm. it's driving thousands to the polls for early voting and causing the campaigns to redo their plans for the all-important stretch run. >>> and tsunami warning. off the west coast. for hawaii. we'll have the latest. >>> hey, good morning. we're watching this developing storm with the hawaii tsunami warning. we'll start here, of course, with the superstorm, which one meteorologist has called part hurricane and part nor'easter. all trouble. look at sandy from space. it's expected to have tropical-force winds that extend out 500 miles from center. >> states of emergency have been declared up and down the east coast. a third of th
in october. the result of superstorm sandy, which continues to cause chaos along the east coast. and here's hoboken, new jersey, still flooded by sandy in new york city. a city divided tonight between light and dark. no one can answer the big question, when will all the new york lights come back on? take a look at this. new video of what superstorm sandy did to southberry station at the tip of lower manhattan. it shows you just how extensive the damage is and why the entire subway system remains closed tonight, more than 24 hours after sandy blast add shore. we'll have the latest on the state of the subway and when it may be up and running again in a few moments. plus this dramatic video. up to ten feet of water. part of the basement of nyu langer medical center. nurses actually carried sick newborn babies down nine flights of stairs while manually pumping air into their lungs. quite extraordinary. i'll talk to a doctor iflgd in the evacuation. meanwhile, in new jersey, the state hit hardest by sandy, search and rescue missions have gone on all day long. president obama will travel there
to our "starting point" this morning, it's day three of that fallout from superstorm sandy. millions of people without power in their homes. and as john mentioned, they're literally trying to pick up the pieces that remain from their homes, the pieces of their lives. yesterday the president and governor chris christie of new jersey toured the destruction on the jersey shore right near atlantic city. the mayor of atlantic city joins us this morning. let's talk specifically, sir, and thanks for joining us this morning, about the damage that's happened to atlantic city. you have the iconic boardwalk, you have the casinos, you have lots of hotels. fill me in on how atlantic city is faring. >> well, let me tell you that the boardwalk did suffer some major damage, but property can be replaced. the good news is in atlantic city and in atlantic county, that there was only one fatality. and when i say "only," i don't mean to minimize that fatality, one is too many, but given the catastrophic nature of this storm, i think we were blessed and spared that on the human side in terms of loss, ther
-- for what may be a world series sweepy the giants. "superstorm" sandy still beg down on the northeast. why forecasters are warning millions of people not to te this hurricane lightly. sandy's impact being felt c- to-coast. the cancelations that are grounding tens of thousands of travelers. cbs 5 eyewitness news is ne. good evening, i'm ann,,,,
a singular focus on what they call doing his job focusing on the superstorm sandy with his officials here in a face-to-face way. and now he can go on the campaign trail. and they say he will continue these ongoing updates on the road. you know, presidents always say they take the job with them, they can do it anywhere. but symbolically very important for a president to be at the white house during a crisis. and that's why they rushed him back here during sandy. one of the messages, wolf, that he's been conveying to these people he meets at the shelter is that the u.s. government, his administration, will be with them for the long haul. they're not just here to visit but that they will do what it takes for the long haul. that's the message he keeps conveying. and i should say also praising his fema director who has also gotten some praise from governor christie as well, wolf. >> governor christie has been very fusive in his phrase. as they head toward the microphones let's take a quick, quick break. on the other side we'll hear from the president. [ woman ] it's 32 minutes to go time, and
strengthening possible. describing it as a rare hybrid superstorm, forecasters say sandy was created by an arctic jet stream wrapping itself around a tropical storm. the storm could cause up to 12 inches of rain and in some areas, as well as up to 3 feet of snowfall in the appalachian mountains. flooding has also expected to be a major problem. the national weather service has warned of record level flooding and life-threatening storm surges in coastal areas. the nuclear regulatory commission has announced it is taking special precautions for the storm. there are at least 16 nuclear reactors located within the path of the storm. six oil refineries are also in the storm's path. while the news media have been covering hurricane sandy around the clock, little attention has been paid to the possible connection between the storm and climate change. scientists have long warned how global warming would make north it planned to hurricanes more powerful. just two weeks ago, the proceedings of the national academy of sciences published a major study on the connection between warmer sea surface
reality. superstorm sandy knocked out their power and some could be in the dark for ten days or longer. good morning. >> good morning. we are standing outside of a home here in arlington where the high winds from hurricane sandy toppled the 70-foot oak tree and sent it crashing into the second story of this home. we have spoken to the home owner and he's okay. he is the only one that was at home. but this is the scene that is facing thousands of homeowners that they wake up this morning and as these downed trees, power lines, and floods cut the electric power to 7.3 million homes. impact ranges from north carolina to here in virginia to new york city. where the most dramatic scene unfolded last night. the video is eerily quiet. but the explosion was described as deafening. bright blue flashes came from the lower east side of manhattan where the power company, con edison reported the storm blew out a transformer leaving parts of the city blacked out. on twitter, one new yorkers wrote everything went dark and i mean dark. another said lights out, manhattan, creepy. con
.m. in the east. we begin with the latest on the aftermath of the superstorm hurricane ire hurricane sandy. most buses are up and running again and they are free of charge. but most of lower manhattan still has no power and temperatures are dipping into the 30s and 40s. >> and there are no heartbreaking picture as long the jersey shore barrier islands. houses picked up, some just buried in the sand and governor chris christie who toured the destruction with president obama said some parts of the shore may never look the same again. >> the death toll reached 124 people with 56 in the united states. at least 28 in new york. and close to 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come back on. >> cnn has the entire disaster zone covered this morning. our correspondents spanned out across lower manhattan and all up and down the jersey shore. >> first, the economic capital of our country is slowly getting back to normal this morning even while facing extreme damage. power outages and people having to walk for hours just to get to work. meantime, another hospital lost generator power in lo
the height of sandy. the superstorm blowing through the streets of manhattan. as we've been telling you, high winds, heavy rain, hundreds of thousands of people without power in new york city this morning. there's also been a breach in a berm in new jersey. and several communities are now even more flooded. that's just the latest after the atlantic city boredwalk collapse. ali velshi is in atlantic city. this boardwalk is the backbone of the city. >> reporter: yeah. most of the boardwalk is intact, about a 50-foot length of it actually got hit last night. not a lot of overnight damage. the wind is still blowing here. you can hear sirens around me. this is one of the hoods from the traffic lights, this just blew over to me. garbage pails. i just went over to the boardwalk, drove across it. again not extensive damage over there. there are at least 500 people in shelters, though. i just spoke to somebody from the red cross who says they're expecting more people in the area. 11,000 people spent the night in shelters but more people are doing so now because they're finding out that this flooding a
there's clorox bleach. >>> good morning, america. this morning, the superstorm. sandy, downgraded to a tropical storm overnight. but do not be fooled. forecasters say this is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime event, with 66 million people in the bull's eye and possibly $15 billion in damage. our extreme team, live up and down the coast this morning. >>> weekend whirlwind. with sandy bearing down, president obama and mitt romney are going through battleground states for every vote. in this down-to-the-wire race, how is it that both guys are so confident? >>> extreme shoplifting. caught on tape. look at this. a suitcase filled with $1,000 in steaks. this guy hiding items in a neck brace. how the thieves are now working in teams and making everything more expensive for you. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and best birthday ever. we'll tell you how a mall worker managed to convince 1980s rock legend billy idol to play at his birthday party. this man went through extraordinary lengths, launching a two-year campaign to meet his idol. and we were there overnight, exclusively, for the b
of superstorm sandy moving westward through pennsylvania, ohio, west virginia. fox's meteorologist janice dean who hasn't slept in days joining me now with the latest forecast. janice? >> i'm doing okay. my family, everyone is doing okay. that's the main thing and we hope that folks across the eastern seaboard are doing better this mooning. of course this is a storm that's affected millions of people. it is moving westward. we're still going to see the outer bands across new york, philly -- philly and d.c., the worst of the storm has moved westward. even 70 miles-per-hour gusts along the great lakes. that's pretty impressive. that's how wide a storm we're talking about and blizzard warnings, if you can believe it, blizzard warnings across portions of west virginia into kentucky, if you can believe it. peak wind gusts that we saw overnight last night, 90 miles-per-hour in islip. 89 in surf city. this was a massive event, really one we have not seen across the northeast. certainly a record breaker. wind gusts, to show you the massiveness of this storm, the low pressure moving into candy -- cana
's sam champion and the central question, why is this a superstorm? and ginger zee, right where sandy is expected to make landfall. why the full moon could make it even worse. "world news" team coverage starts now. >>> good evening on this sunday night. as we come on this air, you can see it swirling right over my shoulder here. what's being called a superstorm tonight. hurricane sandy is more than 200 miles off the coast, about to crash into two other systems when it makes landfall. take a look at this tonight. this is the imagery from space. a massive storm, 1,000 miles across. long before it makes landfall sometime tomorrow night, it is already being felt on the coastline. whipping winds and rains have flooded many communities. the number of americans impacted by this storm will be enormous. 60 million people, really anyone east of the mississippi will be affected. hundreds of thousands have already been evacuated tonight. this evening, we learned schools are closed for 2 million children across seven states and washington, d.c. as they ask, what about halloween? and, tonight, the
at the cnn special coverage of sandy, a superstorm being called unprecedented. i'm live in new york city. just over my should, the collapsed crane you see it there hanging over 57th street. we'll get to that in a moment. first, across the mid-atlantic, state and local emergency teams are rushing to save people and to save their homes. sandy is living up to the warnings it would bring devastation never before seen in this region. a white capped rush of water took over the streets of ocean city, new jersey, after hurricane sandy made landfall at 8:00 last night. the governor is calling the damage there unprecedented. so far 29 people have died here in the united states. 29. and dozens of survivors today feared what would happen if rescuers had not shown up in time. >> we tried to stop it. we put towels down, we had the sandbags down. it was rushing in. it was rushing in from the windows, the doorways, everywhere. >> we lost everything. i came all the way from the top of the house. >> where were you at that time? >> downstairs trying to save them and i couldn't do anything about it. just ke
. we should note these results do not include the effects of superstorm sandy. joining me now to talk about that is aig president and ceo bob benmosche. we appreciate you joining us today. >> my pleasure, maria. >> so let's first talk about the earnings results. take us behind the numbers. how would you characterize business? >> i think it's another strong quarter for aig. we've had, you know, several in a row now. all of our businesses are profitable, all contributing strong to the earnings. so we're very pleased with the results, and the fact is as i've said before, the crisis is over. the company's fundamentally very strong. very strong liquidity position and capital position for the company. we're continuing to grow into the future. >> what's your expectation for the next quarter, bob? what will drive business? >> next quarter will be more of what you saw in this quarter. a continued -- we had some minor issues that were with brought up in this quarter where accounting areas were brought up from the past. i don't think those will reoccur. we're going to have to deal with the effec
is this a superstorm? and ginger zee, right where sandy is expected to make landfall. how the full moon could make it even worse. "world news" team coverage starts now. >>> good evening. it is great to have you with us on this sunday night. and as we come on the air for the west coast, you can see it swirling over my shoulder here. hurricane sandy, on the move tonight. more than 200 miles off the east coast, and this is a massive storm. it is already being felt along the coastline with whipping winds and rain that have flooded many communities. tens of millions of americans will be affected across a huge part of this country. hundreds of thousands have already been evacuated. we're now learning 2 million students and counting will stay home across seven staft states washington, d.c. here's a 3d view tonight of sandy's path, churning off the coast. winds up to 75 miles an hour. tomorrow morning, it will take aim at the coastline, turning inward and right now, it appears it will make landfall at midnight tomorrow near atlantic city, new jersey. you can see our extreme weather team and matt gutman is
system from the west have started joining forces to create what could be a superstorm. hurricane sandy is about 400 miles south-southeast of charleston, south carolina, moving north. tropical storm watches and warnings are up from florida to north carolina. the surf is up already in south florida. landfall is expected early next week between virginia and southern new england. 64 million people are in harm's way. more than 40 have been killed in the caribbean. we have two reports tonight. first, meteorologist david bernard in miami, our cbs news hurricane consultant, and david, two questions: where and when? >> well, the latest, scott, is that sandy is a 75 mile per hour hurricane, as you mentioned, and it's slowed down its movement. let's look at this 5:00 advisory moving to the north at seven. i think that's just temporary as it looks like the hurricane will pick up the pace tonight and tomorrow and by the time we get to sunday afternoon will make its closest approach to the outer banks of north carolina. by sunday afternoon, the tides are going to start going up in the mid-atlantic a
york and new jersey are not the on states bracing for this dangerous superstorm. sandy to could have a devastating frequent the east coast to the great lakes. for more on the path meteorologist janice dean. >> reporter: we just got the latest advisory. the storm has sped up. moving northwest at 28 miles an hour. that will put the center of the storm which is still a hurricane, 90-mile-per-hour sustained winds on the jersey coastline by around 6:00 p.m. so the actual center of the storm making landfall around 6:00 p.m. along the jersey shore but we are feeling the effects of the storm well south and north of it. you can see the eye coming close so it many moving quickly and we are going to see landfall of the tropical system within the next couple hours. we are talking about hybrid storms and perhaps an extra tropical storm. but i belief we are seeing a hurricane making landfall in the next several hours. conditions are already deteriorating. we are seeing storm surge at battery park manhattan. that's already higher than irene when it made landfall. on top of that wave of 20-30 feet,
parts of the midwest. hurricane sandy hours from explodding into the superstorm. most of us have never seen anything like it in our lifetimes. it's already huge with tropical storm force winds spanning the width of nearly 1,000 miles. it's aiming at the heart of the east coast. the most heavily populated corridor in the country. 50 million people already feeling some of the effects. hundreds of thousands now under evacuation orders. fema predicts damage costs about $3 billion. that's for the wind damage alone. hard to think about all the water damage there's going to be. heavy rains or snow, storm surges and widespread flooding across the region fending on where you live. right now we'll have an update on the hms bounty. 14 sailors have been rescued off the coast of north carolina. two crew members, though, are still missing. their ship the hms bounty started taking on water last night about 160 miles from hurricane sandy. it's off the coast of north carolina. the 80-foot ship was built for the 1962 hollywood movie "mutiny on the bounty." the ship was also used in "pirates of the carib
, see how much you could save. >>> let's get an update on the damage from the superstorm sandy. brian shactman joins us from montauk with more. >> reporter: it's a study of contrasts on montauk. to my left it is gorgeous when the sun peeks through and to the shore there's a hen-foot drop to my left and there was no ten-foot drop yesterday and there's an incredible amount of beach damage. you can see the whole beachfront is destroyed. that was a bar and grill that has never seen damage like that. it is absolutely gone and you walk all the way up the shoreline and you see the same thing. they do think on the north shore, believe it or not, there's more damage because of the storm surge onisland sound. i talked to bill wilkinson the town supervisor, a retired disney executive who decided to run east hampton and he said the local fishermen told him they have never in their whole lives seen as much water come in as came in yesterday, so it's a big contrast. we have a beautiful ocean, a destroyed coastline on the south shore. on the north shore they're trying to assess the water damage. the
superstorm sandy left 16 dead along the east coast. millions on the east coast left in the dark this morning. an estimated 7.8 million are believed to be without power and experts say it could be several days before it's restored. a huge fire ripped through breezy points in queens destroying 50 homes in one of the most remote neighborhoods. new york city subways remain closed after water poured into the subway systems and tunnels around manhattan. an mta spokesperson called it the worst damage to the subway system in its 108-year history. >>> the storm collapsed a construction crane in manhattan. robert frank is in new york on the scene with the latest. robert? >> reporter: there is some new information. i spoke to the fire chief who came out of the big meeting with the building developer, the engineer, the crane op rater and he said they're at the mercy of the weather. they cannot do anything including inspecting the crane until the winds up there die down to less than 35 miles an hour. let's take a look and i'll tell you the latest plan for d dismantling this crane over midtown manhattan t
. sandy is a superstorm. >> this storm is going to be destructive, historic, and unfortunately, life-threatening. >> and it will often come in waves of wind and rain. do not be lulled into a false sense of security if the wind dies down or the rain dies down momentarily. take a look at the wind field. this is not just a coastal event. this moves well inland with the strong winds. the winds will be hurrica hurricane-force for a long time. that span will go far inland, almost to buffalo, well on the way to chicago. we're looking at the winds from 20, 40, to 60-mile-per-hour wind gusts. side waist raining bands on wind in southern new jersey. the heaviest target for the next few hours. this storm will move inland. it will have heavy rain indand for days to come. where the storm is supposed to make landfall, ginger zee is right there. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, sam. right here in atlantic city. this was covered in water at high tide. look at the violent serurf off my left here. that is not close to what they'll see tonight. the second high tide at around 8:00 p.m. see the bar
without power because of superstorm sandy, bringing in this blizzard. we've been all over the area. we can tell you, it is like a ghost town in some areas. no gas stations are open. the hospital is operating on generator power only. they're only seeing emergencies today. also all of the gas stations that are closed as well. we've also been in the upper elevations where we've seen downed trees and power lines. that is causing a big problem. they're going to have to get with that. it will take a while. back to you. martha: boy, kelly, good to have you there to get the story out because it is, it is awful. and it is cold on top of everything else for all the poor people who have no power in their homes. kelly, thank you very much. we'll see more later on today. bill: you don't expect to see something like that after this storm but there it is, in plain sight. the storm damage in new york city is stunning too. these floodwaters they run like rivers through parts of lower manhattan now. we will take you there live in a moment. wow, screen left. martha: that is one of the most devastating storie
back to normal today after superstorm sandy forced the new york stock exchange and the nasdaq to wait out the storm and stay close from the last two days. if investors areomin back today, they may be wondering whether there's going to be extra volatility. ira harris joins us right now from the cme group in chicago. what's the sense you get? i've actually been surprised by how orderly all of this has been to date. >> it has been orderly, but i think that's because we've been taking our reads off of the european markets, which have held up pretty well. better than well. and where we are positioned when the storm hit -- well, let me say my deepest sympathies for everybody out on the east coast who has to deal with this. especially, joe, ken langone who was sick in the hospital with pneumonia. >> oh, i didn't know that. >> but let's go with the stocks. we're at such critical junctures here. it's an amazing thing, when i was going through my work the last couple days, to see the convergence of 200 moving day averages. it's a mean reversion. so we are coming back to an interesting stop poin
. the east coast takes a direct hit from sandy. >> the deadly superstorm, knocking out power to millions. crippling new york city with a wall of water and a massive power outage. >> overnight, hospitals evacuated. a damaged crane dangling 90 stories up. what a long night it's been. and daylight will reveal so much more. a special edition of "america this morning," the perfect storm, begins right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin straight away this morning with the very latest on sandy. a historic storm in so many ways. more than a dozen deaths are being blamed on sandy right now. and that number is likely to rise. >> some 5 million people are without power so far, from all along the eastern seaboard. even into the midwest. today, also, stock markets will be closed again for a second-straight day. a continuation of their first unplanned shutdown since the 9/11 attacks. >>> and at this hour, there is breaking news from queens, new york, where as many as 50 homes have been destroyed by fire. the heavy winds are making it extremely difficult to battle the flames. nearly 200 firef
in the jet stream and sandy is a superstorm. >> this storm is going to be destructive, historic and unfortunately, life-threatening. >> and we've got to talk about wind and rain from this storm, first. those are first the likely things that will cause the most damage early on in this storm. a quick look at its windfield. we'll show you is this not a coastal system. watch this thing come onshore and it spreads winds all the way in, look at that, chicago, you're getting winds. down south, atlanta you'll be feeling winds from the storm. take a look at the rainfall. again, this is not just the coastal storm. the heaviest rain is where the storm will come on shore. in that says, 6 to 12 inches of rain. that's exactly where ginger zee is this morning right on the shore in atlantic city. the exact spot that forecasters expect the storm will come on. ginger. >> that's right, sam, this storm is 250 miles away from us. it will be ground zero tonight when it comes onshore tonight. imagine, though, four to eight-foot wall of water, add 10 to 20-foot waves, come with me push all that water r
. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. hurricane sandy is a 900-mile superstorm expected to make landfall in new jersey tonight. 900 miles. just think of a 900-mile-wide wing span. >> i know. from cloud to cloud. that's a massive storm. this morning, of course, complete coverage of hurricane sandy, the forecast, the storm's track and very important, tips to help you and your family stay safe. also, new york city, like several other cities up and down the east coast, is all but shut down. scenes we don't see here a lot. just subway stations empty. times square empty. everything just shut down. there is no mass transit, limited flights. people are urged simply to stay home. >> officials warn the storm could leave millions without power. we're going to tell you how communities are coping and how long it could be out. >> worst-case scenario here, seven to ten days some areas will be without power. up to 10 million people will be in the dark starting sometime tomorrow -- or later today, i should say. >> which is why it's so crucial that if you're anywhere in the area of the storm, tha
to hurricane sandy. some updates for you. this superstorm that has much of the east coast literally on edge. we're learning that president obama will go into the briefing room at 12:45 p.m. eastern time. that news just coming out of the white house. one of the nation's busiest commuter railway stations in the country is a ghost town. it's been closed with commuter railroads shut down aalong with amtrak and new york city's transit system. we'll check in with jim cantore from lower manhattan where there have been evacuations and serious flooding expected. how are things looking down there, jim? >> reporter: well, you know, it's kind of interesting. as you look back at the hudson here, we've got water that is at 3.1 feet. that's our storm surge. during irene it was 4.4. we expect to double what we had in irene. that's the problem. that's what kicked in yesterday and that's why the mandatory evacuation order was kicked in. the storm is deep in low pressure, and we expect the wind field to push this water up through long island sound and just to give you an example. you can see what's going on here
watching for you this morning. first of all, sandy is a hurricane again. kind of ping-ponged a little bit today. but forecasters are predicting that it will turn into a destructive superstorm that could impact an area from north carolina all the way up to maine. delaware, virginia, maryland could get up to a foot of rain from this storm. cnn weather estimates damage from sandy will be $3.2 billion, and that's just from wind. states of emergency have already been issued in the district of columbia and at least four other states. >>> this morning, the leader of al qaeda released a new video with a new threat. i want to show here an older video, he is now calling on muslims worldwide to kidnap westerners. the threat is apparently in retaliation for . the new video is more than two hours long. >>> for those of you in south carolina, social security information for millions of residents has been stolen in an international cyber attack apparently. 3.6 million social security numbers. 387,000 credit card numbers may have been breached in an attack that happened earlier this month. governor nicky
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